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Model Citizens

Hello. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years, you’d like to, I don’t know like even care or remember me/anything at all about this house/blog/human? To be fair, I get that it has been, ahem a “while” since we last spoke. In fact I am reliably informed that it is now 2016. […]

This much I (un)know

Wise man Donald Rumsfeld. Republican which obviously isn’t great and a bit of a sexist pig by all accounts but this known unknowns stuff? Wise words indeed. The thing with this apparent older and wiser lark is that the only real gem you can possible glean as you lurch through the decades, is that we […]

The shape of things to come

So when did we all turn into mini Dalai Lamas? A cursory condescending sweep of the social media landscape (sorry for that phrase,I have just been doing a few hours of work so am still trying to shake off the corporate speak snake tongue), reveals that at some point over the last few years, it would […]

New year resolution

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail, said hmm, I’m not sure but definitely someone vaguely impressive followed by, let’s face it nearly all of us at some stage during a bad powerpoint presentation that we’d all rather forget. Still, there is definitely a little nugget of wise-owl-ness in there somewhere that made me wish my […]

Double Trouble

One of my most favourite but most useless past times, (as in ways to pass the time as opposed to my actual real past times like fake pilates and serial zoo visiting), is spotting and identifying places in Dublin when they pop up on the telly. Talkabout / catchphrase style, the winner has to shout […]

Chasing carrots

So let’s just recap where we are: the house remains in its full Halloween House of Horror glory, it is at least a year off being done, we have to save every single penny we can find from down the back of the sofa, and also even the ones I leave in pockets that block […]

No such thing as a free lunch

One of the many, many, let me say again for emphasis, many, bad jobs I had in college was doing promotions. This was “the” gig of the early 90’s. Apparently all you had to do was put on an oversize tshirt, flick your hair a lot, and sneer at the locals like a scene from […]

Fake it till you make it

Deal done, there then followed the rather annoying business of having to complete all the formalities and general annoying stuff that go hand in hand with buying a house: solicitor, surveyors, and oh yes, actually paying for it: Ever the optimists and champions of the Winging It school of life, we had agreed the sale […]

Take me back to the start

When the book The Secret came out all those years ago now, I was one of the first to snort at the whole notion: I definitely sniggered at poor ol crazy Noel Edmonds with his wierdy little secret clouds on his wrists and his fellow army of Secret followers who believed that apparently the universe […]